TBLM is based and interested in India. But it is interested in the world, too. Perhaps it is best to say that TBLM is most interested in literary fiction and poetry, and all other interests then follow in a constantly morphing order.

TBLM is edited by Pervin Saket (poetry), Kinjal Sethia (fiction), and Tanuj Solanki (fiction).

Pervin Saket is the author of the novel ‘Urmila’ and the poetry collection ‘A Tinge of Turmeric’. She is the 2021 Fellow for the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, and was shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize 2020. Her novel has been adapted for the stage, featuring classical Indian dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her work has been featured in The Indian Quarterly, The Joao-Roque Literary Journal, Paris Lit Up, Usawa Literary Review, Tiferet, Borderless Journal, The Madras Courier, Alipore Post, Cold Noon, and others. Pervin is co-founder of the annual Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop, and Managing Editor of the poetry collective The Quarantine Train.

Kinjal Sethia is a freelance writer-editor based in Pune. She has been an editor at the poetry community The Quarantine Train. Presently she is working as a copy editor for a media start-up in Goa.

Tanuj Solanki writes fiction when he’s not busy at his job in a life insurance company. In 2019, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his short-story collection, Diwali in Muzaffarnagar. His latest novel, The Machine is Learning, was longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020. He lives in Gurugram and doesn’t mind it much.


TBLM is free, and will always be. And not only is it free, it promises never to make money through any of those I-don’t-charge-but-I-make-enough ways. It will forever be a bankrupt magazine, and for this reason will neither pay nor receive. At least we’ve got that figured from day one.